Science gifts do more than entertain for a few hours. They make great gifts and help kids enjoy learning about an increasingly STEM savvy world.

Boys and girls who engage with science experiments and toys become more capable of divergent thinking and creative problem solving, which teaches them a passion for science along the way! Science gifts provide opportunities for families to work together and introduce new experiences to kids of any age.

Best Science Gifts for Teens (Ages 14+)

As kids turn into teens and enter complicated sciences courses (such as chemistry), science gifts help them understand challenging STEM topics. Science kits present tricky subjects in a hands-on and accessible way, making them a great gift for young teens on up!

  • Fire Lab

    $34.95 $29.95

    Make a colorful flame lamp and complete 7 combustion experiments that explore the chemistry of oxidation, the flame test, and light energy.

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  • Glow Lab

    $44.95 $37.95

    Explore UV light and mix up 3 solutions that glow in the dark. Explore the chemistry of fluorescence, phosphorescence, and chemiluminescence.

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  • Mechanical Bird

    $24.95

    Engineer a model bird and experiment with gear-driven wings!

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  • Bottle Rocket

    $24.95

    Get ready to blast off into the air with your very own bottle rocket. Assemble your launcher, rocket, funnel, and launch mixture to experience some extremely fizzy fun.

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  • Hydraulic Claw

    $24.95

    Construct your own lifting claw and learn how hydraulic systems work. Continue the experimentation with bonus design challenges.

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  • Pulley Crane

    $24.95

    Assemble a pulley-powered crane that can spin around, raise its arm, and lift loads. Then swap pulleys in and out to see first-hand how mechanical advantage makes it easier to lift things.

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Awesome Science Gifts for Young Builders (Ages 9-13)

Help develop middle school kids’ natural curiosity in the world around them by introducing educational STEM subjects and igniting a lifelong love of science. Kids will find inspiration with these toys and in-home lab activities, helping grow their love of science at an early age!

  • Robot Sewable Circuit

    $14.95

    Explore wearable technology, conductivity, and the science of sewable circuits! Sew up a soft, flexible circuit using conductive thread, add LEDs, then craft a robot keychain whose eyes light up when you touch its hand to its belly. Ready to glow?

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  • Volcano Slime

    $14.95

    Mix together chemical solutions to make your own fizzy, oozy slime that "erupts" like a volcano! A hands-on way to explore kid-friendly chemistry, acids and bases, and the science of polymers.

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  • Automaton

    $24.95

    Engineer a hand-cranked, wooden automaton that makes a marble climb stairs. Explore the gears and cams that make the mechanics work.

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  • Ballista

    $24.95

    Build a ballista and experiment with aiming and launching!

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  • Friction Climbers

    $24.95

    Engineer 3 wooden animals to explore the mechanics of friction!

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  • Balloon Cars

    $24.95

    Add racing stripes and patterns to your cars with a hand-powered airbrush tool and stencils. Build out your cars and then, experiment and tinker with the wheels and balloon to see how fast they can go.

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Engaging Science Gifts for Kids (Ages 5-8)

These gifts continue to inspire kids who are just beginning to understand some big science ideas. With these gifts, kids get to have fun and learn the fundamentals of problem-solving and critical thinking.

  • Exploring Stars

    $24.95

    Learn about the constellations in the night sky and then imagine and design your own! Play with planetary gears and use them to engineer a model system of the Sun, Earth, and Moon.

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  • Gravity Car

    $24.95

    Engineer a gravity-powered car, then explore the effects of gravitational energy while experimenting with different weights and wheel sizes to get your car movin' and groovin'. Finish off by creating colorful drip paintings.

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  • Robots and Coding

    $24.95 $20.95

    Build and decorate your own friendly robot buddy. Create a robot rabbit with a customizable track to run along. Write programs to solve puzzles and send your robot along a path.

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  • Kiwi Crate Mechanics (3-Pack)

    $69.95

    Shop for Mechanics favorites and save when purchased as a pack. Recommended for Ages 5-8+.

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  • Young Chemist (2-Pack)

    $42.95

    Ignite a passion for science at an early age and save when purchased as a pack. Recommended for Ages 5+. Qualifies for free shipping!

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  • Push and Pull Physics

    $24.95

    Learn all about the science of string tension, and put it to work engineering wiggly, wobbly push puppets. Then craft a turtle toy you can race using a pull string.

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Best Science Gifts for Preschoolers

Preschoolers may not know they're learning science with these gifts, but they’ll be setting a strong foundation for learning future concepts through their earliest problem-solving experiments. Simply enjoying playtime with these science toys can help teach them to succeed.

  • Doctor's Visit

    $24.95

    Assemble and decorate a medical kit, complete with thermometer, stethoscope, and plenty of felt bandages. Use your medical tools and handy doctor checklist to check your patients’ ears, throat, heart, and more. Then use some felt bandages to make them all better!

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  • Rainforest

    $24.95

    Transform a caterpillar puppet into a butterfly, build a rainstick, and play a stacking tree game.

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  • Reptiles

    $24.95

    Reptiles are fascinating! Make a cuddly snake, play a game with a color-changing chameleon, build a turtle box for keepsakes.

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  • Speedy Race Cars

    $15.95

    Create a custom speedy race car and use black washi tape to create a speedway on any surface.

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  • Wind

    $24.95

    Learn about wind with a wind-powered car, DIY windsock, and weather chart.

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  • Colorful Chemistry

    $29.95 $24.95

    Learn about the scientific method, then put together a bubbly chemical reaction in your own fab chemistry lab. Try other color mixing experiments, make some colorful art, and learn about everyday chemical reactions.

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Want a new science kit every month? (Ages 0‑16+)

Looking for science gifts for younger children? Or maybe your kids want a new project to tinker with each month. KiwiCo offers science gifts for kids of all ages. Choose your line to find out more.

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